FRED COUPLES: Property damage, I do live in Santa Barbara and yeah, I have experienced a partial mudslide.
But for the golf part of it, you know, again, there's Carmel, which I think we had decent weather, but it's such a great tournament. And Phoenix had high winds; and L.A. had I don't know, more rain than they have had in 100 years, and San Diego had fog that we finally played through on the last day.
I don't know, if we go back there next year and we play in late March, all March if it's going to be any better, because now we're here and we're getting rain here. But the horror stories, really, it's just part of the deal. I think the biggest horror story on the West Coast was really L.A. only playing 36 holes and not having a full tournament. But other than that, we got through it. David Toms won The Match Play, played phenomenal golf on a real soppy course, but I think the TOUR is thriving. I believe in the TOUR and I just think it cannot stay the same for the rest of our lives.
And right now, to harp on it for one more second, it's just that I've been told several times that it's the players' tour and I think when you get in any business the top guys chirping, everyone should really listen. And that doesn't mean that Tiger Woods wants to run the PGA TOUR, but he pretty much is going to be around a while, and then what he sets pace for is some 18-year-old right now in college that is going to be the next Tiger Woods and it might be easier on him. Because no great players play 26 to 30 times. Vijay does, but it's just uncommon. If you look at the top players, they play 22 or 24 times. That means 20 events are going to be softened.
I have no problem with any of that. I just feel like again what I saw last week was a lot of fun to watch. Whether it had been Vijay and Tiger or Thomas and Tiger or any of those guys, because they are our best players. So any time you get the best players battling for a tournament, it's as good as the Masters or TPC.
Q. Did you watch the final round?
FRED COUPLES: Literally I was in Palm Springs, and I was running in and running out and running in and running out. I think I stopped, I don't know, after the 14th hole, is that where Phil made back-to-back birdies? Then I went in to practice and I figured I can watch the highlights.
JOHN BUSH: Thanks for coming by. Play well this week.
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